After buying a basic PJ pattern, I adjusted the pattern [longer legs + more butt room], I made my first pair. My idea was to make just the bottoms because the tops were too complicated. Plus, I like wearing cotton knits that will stretch with movement. These bottoms were made just like the pattern: set in side pockets, fold-over top for the elastic, straight legs with nothing extra. No embellishment at all. They fit well except that the legs would ride up during the night, leaving my legs without a warm covering. I was determined to fix that. This pair is long gone; totally worn out.
It was another year before I made more PJ bottoms. This time, I decided to tackle the problem of excess layers of flannel in the crotch. Not very comfortable when sitting.
On the left is the first pair with the now requisite 'crotch gusset'. As soon as these were finished, I made another pair. These bottoms represent the first time where I decided everything did not have to be flannel. I am now on a roll to get more pajamas so that I am able to have more pajama days, then have another clean pair for bed. I finished the next 2 pair, then retired until December 2019. Original post here